Trip Number:  
1844

Title:        
WILD ALASKA SAMPLER, MODERATE DAY HIKING AND TOURING 

Dates:        
June 24-July 3, 2018

Price:        
$3,200

First Publication: 1704            Last Publication: 1804


Web Instructions: ASAP, hiking 


Web Notice:

A spectacular trip for those looking to sample Alaska with only a
daypack! Due to popular demand, we are offering a second session of this
trip in 2018. On this spectacular journey, we will be day hiking and
sightseeing during the day, staying in comfortable lodging at night, and
eating fresh seafood and local grub all through the long days of
Alaska's ephemeral summer. We will spend 10 days and 9 nights exploring
Anchorage and the Chugach mountain range, Denali National Park, and rub
elbows with the locals in the funky mountain town of Talkeetna (perhaps
the model for the TV show, "Northern Exposure"). An 8 hours RT Denali NP
Transit Shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center (mile 66) allows us to see
high-alpine tundra, tremendous views of Denali on clear days, and
chances to see large mammals such as grizzly bears and caribou. These
buses stop for wildlife viewing, restroom stops and beautiful scenery,
just like tour buses. We will also explore a 7.5 hours Kenai Fjords
National Park's marine life and glaciers on a cruise in the fishing port
of Seward. All told, we will travel ~800 miles through pristine Alaska
wilderness! We will take moderate level hikes on days when weather
permits. Expect to be flexible. You should be fit and experienced enough
to hike multiple days for 3-6 hours, 5-8 miles and up to 2500 ft.
elevation gains on typical Alaska trails: sometimes rocky and uneven,
sometimes steep. We left enough time on our endless summer tour to
explore the many optional activities in Alaska, whether that is a Denali
sightseeing tour, a visit with the sled dogs, or landing on a glacier in
a bush plane, and so much more. Trip price $3,200 includes 10 days 9
nights lodging, meals (budgeted at $50/day), Denali National Park Bus
tour, Kenai Fiords National Park Cruise, rental vehicles, and emergency
evacuation insurance. Price does not include airfare, tips, personal
items or travel insurance.

Info Tag:

For details contact L Cliff Chambers, 617-680-3735,
wu.chambers@gmail.com; L Joan Chambers, wu.chambers@gmail.com.

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